Jodie (Tekip) Poole

Jodie (Tekip) Poole earned four letters in basketball and softball from 1992-95, but enters the Wall of Fame due to her exploits on the softball field. Tekip (Carrollton HS) came to Walsh as a third baseman/shortstop, but displayed her versatility right away. With a cannon for a right arm, Jodie soon found herself in the role as an emergency catcher, as well as a stalwart on the left side of the infield. She finished her freshman season with a .388 batting average and earned first team All Mid-Ohio Conference honors as a utility player. She would earn first team All-Conference accolades in each of the next three seasons. Jodie played third base in 1993 and was named first team All-MOC and District 22 after hitting .307 with 22 RBI. In 1994, she shifted to shortstop and promptly hit .389 with 49 hits and 31 RBI in 40 games and was a first team selection to the conference and district again. Jodie would shift positions again her senior year, moving back to third base, but it really didn't matter. The established star hit .346 in 36 games and was again selected first team All-Conference and All-District. Jodie left Walsh first in the following categories; at bats (414), runs scored (79), hits (144) and RBI (87). She is still in the top ten in all categories. She finished with a career batting average of .354.